With my 14 y.o. daughter Claire. TR here.
I keep forgetting the record snow year, as most of the SE slope was still blanketed. Brought crampons but no axe, was steeper than I expected. Crappy variable snow led to tedious and careful step-kicking. The way down was more adventurous than the way up.
Quite a scenic hike out of South Lake, took the trail to just past Saddlerock Lake, a use trail leads to a small cabin, from there its cross country across the lake outlet, then up semi-steep slopes to about 12,000 feet where you get a nice break and the peak becomes obvious, just start heading up. There is a use trail for 2/3 of the way up, although this is better for descent, staying to the left (south) of the summit is better (right side has massive sized boulders). Two competing high points within about 50 feet of each other, didn't find a register at either location. One other hiker was leaving summit as we arrived, then once we got back to the trail by Saddlerock Lake we ran into a group of about 6 young women who were heading to Mt. Goode and we shared some route beta (it was 3 PM so hopefully they were going to camp and try the next day).
From Bishop Pass trail I made a right turn just passed Saddlerock Lake. I thought the route would take me up the miserable looking SE Slope. But I stood on to the right, on the rocky ridge untill I got to the bowl. From there, up to the summit, it wasn't bad. It took 3 hours from parking lot to summit.
Without snow, 6 hours may be sufficient; with at least 1500 ft steep snow climb, Jean and I spent 10 hours on it.
Climbed/hiked Goode from camp at saddlerock lake. Snowed on our way up and down! Next day we woke up at saddlerock to everything covered with probably half a foot of snow or so. Glad we did it on the 17 not the 18! Great way to spend my birthday weekend. Def some class 3 towards the top also! Couldnt tell if we summited the correect peak or not because of the fog/snow but we were re-assured by the summit register!
Group of 11, but only 6 made the summit. The route we attempted was definitely Class 3. Passed the false summit and had to descend an exposed knife edge to the true summit. Scary stuff!
Rest day on the Sierra Challenge
An easy day hike from South Lake. Fall colors were peaking. Outstanding day.
Easy day during the Sierra Challenge 2014. The big boys climbed Langille.
From Bishop Lake. Some 15 parties signed up the register this year (2014), and about 55 parties in 2013.
Great day to be out in the mountains with unobstructed 360 degree views from the summit. Loose dirt was a pain but the climbing near the top was fun. Also could see Mount Whitney.
Scrambled up to summit and traversed to Mt No Goode w/ Rahil, Peter, & Reza. 7hr r/t from Bishop Lake bivy.
~2 hrs. from our camp at Saddlerock Lake.
I was hoping to do this via the north buttress, but I needed something easy to clear the head, and was in the area.
Short day hike with son during a week long string of Eastern Sierra Peak climbs. Great weather - as it was all week.
Climbed with Amy as a day hike from South Lake. Did not have to walk even a minute with a headlamp. Started at sunrise, came back before sun set. North buttress was a nice route. Led the crux pitch which was awesome. Linked with 5.8 chimney.
Camped at Bishop Lake.
I had no intention of climbing this mountain, but after climbing Mt. Agassiz in the morning and still feeling like I had a lot of energy, I decided on climbing Mt. Goode. From Bishop Lake, it's mostly a miserable sand slog, but the climbing near the summit is more solid and has nice views of the area.